Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3928

Incident date

July 21, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafarouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including five children were reported killed and up to ten others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib, Syria on July 21st, 2019, according to local sources.

The youngest of the victims, Nour Al-Najjar was 6 months old. Zaman Al Wasl said some of the injuries were serious.

Also brothers Ibrahim and Mohammad Mustafa al Deek, both children, were killed by missiles on Kafrouma village in Idlib, allegedly fired from Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee listed the names of those killed including five children and another victim whose age is not clear. However, Sy24ria said that a man and a woman were also killed in this attack.

@almo3tasem91 said MiG-23 warplanes launched vacuum missiles during the attack, and Syrian Civil Defence said that the airstrikes targeted civilians residential areas.

Local sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Alleged Syrian fired missiles struck Kafrouma village in Idlib on July 21st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • The brothers Ibrahim and Mohammad Mustafa al Deek were killed as alleged Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Kafrouma village in Idlib on July 21st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: The first moments of recovering the victims and wounded of the air strikes on the village of Kafr Ruma in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Translation@ Three civilians (a woman, a child, and a man) were killed and others were wounded by air strikes that targeted the town of Kafr Ruma in Idlib countryside.
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    Translation: Kafrouma today #Idlib
  • Translation: #Kafrouma Martyrs and injured people in the town of Kafrouma as a result of targeting it with vacuum rockets by MiG-23 warplanes.
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: Warplanes of Assadi occupation commit a massacre in my town Kafrouma today.
  • Translation: Some of #Kafrouma martyrs These are the ones Bashar and Putin are killing with support from so-called Arabic and Islamic states.
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    Translation: The fifth martyr in Kafrouma: Nour Al-Najjar Age: 6 months
  • Translation: The names of the martyrs and injured people of the town of Kafrouma, which were documented. Martyrs 1- Yusef Muhammad Al-Najjar (M) 2- A small child, the son of Bilal Al-Darwish (M) 3- A small child, the son of Mustafa Al-Deek (M) 4- Abdul Karim Al Darwish (M) Injured 1- Mustafa Al-Deek, 25 years old (M) 2- Ahmed Darwish, 30 years old (M) 3- Fattina Al Khalaf, 4 years old (F) 4- Yassin Sweidan 2 years old (M) 5- Amjad Sweidan
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    6-months-old Nour Al-Najjar was killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib on July 21st, 2019. (via @aboalwaleed124 )
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    One of the children killed in alleged Syrian regime or Russian forces airstrikes on Kafrouma village in Idlib on July 21st, 2019. (@ahmadalhadi77).
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    A child was killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib on July 12st, 2019. (via Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib on July 12st, 2019. (via Sy24ria)
  • A child was killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib on July 12st, 2019. (via Sy24ria)
  • Casualties among civilians as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrouma in Idlib on July 12st, 2019. (via Sy24ria)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]